USS Arizona Narrated Tour in Honolulu, HI

Pacific Historic ParksDiamond Head Visitor CenterHonolulu, HI 96815
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Pearl Harbor Audio Tour


Experience Pearl Harbor with an official USS Arizona Narrated Tour. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, Pearl Harbor survivors, and historians, this self-guided multimedia tour brings history to life. Choose your tour option and enjoy a memorable experience as you explore the USS Arizona Memorial, a commemoration spanning the wreckage of the battleship USS Arizona.

1-4 hour 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu Travel Experts
  • The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is located right before the turn for the Ford Island bridge—do not cross. Only military personnel & government employees are allowed on Ford Island.
  • The self-guided narrated tour tickets are good for the entire day between 7AM and 4PM on the day of your reservation, and tours begin upon check-in.
  • Please note that the audio tours DO NOT include boat tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial or movie. See your confirmation for details.
  • Cameras, cell phones and wallets are allowed. Bags are not allowed except for medication in clear bags. Store your bag for a fee near the visitor center entrance.
  • Only bottled water is allowed in the USS Arizona Memorial and boat. Food and drinks are available at the visitor center.
  • Restrooms are available throughout the visitor center but not in the USS Arizona Memorial.
  • USS Arizona Memorial, boat, restrooms, and visitor center are all fully wheelchair-accessible.
  • A final resting place for many and a space for remembrance and reflection, so visitors are advised to dress appropriately.


from Official USS Arizona Narrated Tour
There is a reason why the USS Arizona Memorial is the number one visited destination in Hawaii. Millions of visitors from all over the world come to this majestic setting to see where World War II began for the United States on December 7th, 1941.

This remarkable self-guided multimedia, National Park Service USS Arizona Narrated Tour is highly recommended to all visitors that desire a world-class in-depth tour so that they get the most out of their Pearl Harbor experience.

Hosted by the famous actress Jamie Lee Curtis, Pearl Harbor Survivors, and the National Park Service historians, this fascinating Narrated Tour has key stops and will bring to life the events that changed the Pacific forever.

Jamie Lee Curtis will guide and narrate for you through the Visitor Center’s two world-class museums, with narration aboard the USS Arizona Memorial for those who have purchased tickets and then along the shoreline for the remarkable "Path of Attack Tour.” Hear and see firsthand actual USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor Survivors as they retell their stories and retrace the events of Dec 7, 1941.

Videos and USS Arizona Memorial library photos are INCLUDED!

Tour Highlights:
  • Actual Pearl Harbor Survivor stories of the events that day.

  • These are the National Park Service “OFFICIAL” newest and most comprehensive multimedia tours for the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
  • The fully narrated self-guided tours begins upon check-in.
  • The tours are custom designed into 30, 60, and unlimited (4.5 hours of content) and priced accordingly so that visitors may select the perfect tour for their schedule.
  • Proceeds from this tour help fund numerous National Park Service educational programs, special veteran ceremonies, and preservation projects not only in Pearl Harbor but also in other National Parks throughout the Pacific region including Saipan, Guam, and Kalaupapa.

Important Note: This program does not include the movie/boat tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Official USS Arizona Narrated Tour

Where is the USS Arizona Memorial located?

It is located within the Pearl Harbor National Memorial at 1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, HI.

What are the operating hours for the USS Arizona Memorial?

The USS Arizona Memorial is open daily, from 7AM to 5PM—weather and conditions permitting, and closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Operating hours are subject to change, so please check the operating calendar when booking your reservation.

How do I reserve tickets for the boat going to the USS Arizona Memorial?

After a successful tour purchase, please follow the link in your confirmation information to reserve your boat tickets priced at $1 each. Reservations are released daily at 3PM Hawaii Time in two windows: 24 hours and 8 weeks in advance. So, for example, on January 1, tickets were released for January 2 and February 26.

Are there restrooms onsite?

Yes, there are restrooms throughout the visitor center. Please note that there are none in the USS Arizona Memorial, so make sure you go to the restrooms before boarding the boat.

Can I bring food inside?

You can only bring bottled water on the shuttle boats and at the USS Arizona Memorial. However, food and drinks are allowed at the visitor center—you can find a small snack shop with sandwiches and drinks here.

What can I bring, and what should I leave behind?

Bags are prohibited onsite. Clear, see-through bags that do not exceed the measurements of 1.5" X 2.25" X 5.5 and bags holding medical devices or medication may be allowed onsite at the discretion of the National Park Service. You can leave your bag in the storage facility near the visitor center entrance for a fee—open daily from 6:30AM – 5:30PM. Cameras, cell phones, and wallets are allowed.

What should I wear?

Keep in mind that the USS Arizona Memorial is the final resting place for hundreds of people and a space for remembrance and reflection, so visitors are advised to dress appropriately.

Is it wheelchair-accessible?

The restrooms, information desks, drinking fountains, shuttle boats, and USS Arizona Memorial are all fully accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.